Chevron Summer Wreath

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Last week I bought some great outdoor pillows from World Market and Target.  I’m trying to spruce up my front outdoor patio area.  So I decided I needed a new wreath to match.  Today I’m sharing my Chevron Summer Wreath with you.
 
Supplies I used:
 
*  Wreath Form
*  Chevron Burlap Ribbon
*  Chalkboard Paint
*  Small Canvas or Paintable Surface
*  Felt
*  Scissors
*  Foam Brush
*  Small Pins or Glue Gun

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009Here are the pillows I bought from World Market & Target that I used as inspiration for my wreath.  The red & orange pillows are from World Market and the long teal pillow is from Target.

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I gathered a few pieces of felt from my stash and got busy cutting out some leaves.  I made a quick template with some card stock so all the leaves were the same size.  I then took a couple of the colors and created some notches in the leaves to give them a different look than the others.

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Once my leaves were cut I wrapped my straw wreath {a total upcycle from a previous wreath I removed the decorations from} with my chevron burlap ribbon.  My ribbon didn’t completely cover the wreath but that was okay because I knew I wanted to cover that area with the felt leaves.  If you have a large wreath form I suggest two rolls of the ribbon if you want it covered completely.

I used small pins to secure my ribbon to the wreath so I could reuse it somewhere after the season is over.

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I also used pins to attach my felt leaves to the wreath.  You can lay them out first to see the pattern you want to make, then pin them.  Once I had all my leaves pinned to my wreath it looked like this picture below.

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I then took an old canvas that I’ve had since high school, it’s about 3 x 5″ and it was the perfect size for a small welcome sign.  I painted it with my Americana Chalkboard Paint and seasoned it with chalk.

I then used a chalk marker to give it a nice clean look.  I’m hoping that it holds up well with our summer monsoon weather, but I can always just re-write the message if it washes away.  I attached my sign with hot glue.  I also used some hot glue and attached a soda pop tab to the back of my wreath for a hanger.

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I really love how this wreath turned out, the colors really pop and go great with my new pillows.  Now I just need to add some accessories and potted plants to my area and it will be summer ready!

Comments

  1. says

    Pinning!! Love this wreath! I have two blank wreaths just waiting to be decorated. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Stopping by from the Get Your Craft On Linky Party!

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